The Dohány Street Synagogue, gem of the VII. or Jewish District, is one of the must see's of Budapest. Surrounded by kosher treasures, it stands to represent the thriving Jewish culture of the city. There are a number of great sights not to be missed around this magnificent Byzantine masterpiece, so make the most of your visit by following our top 10 picks near the Dohány Street Synagogue.
Our top pick is the Jewish District with its little streets and alleys hiding many of the off the beaten path treasures of Budapest, stretching behind the Synagogue. Our next three picks are all located in the District: The Jewish Museum; inside the Dohány Street Synagogue, the Orthodox Synagogue; a tiny hidden gem of a synagogue serving as a great comparison and the Gozsdu Courtyard; a beautiful series of one interlinked courtyards.
Our next three picks are all located along the Museum Ring Road, a five minute walk from the synagogue: The Hungarian National Museum at the far end documenting Hungarian history, the Károlyi Garden just off the ring road perfect for family outings and the Retrock, an alternative design shop very typical of Budapest perfect for funky t-shirts and accessories.
Deák Square, the central park of Budapest is also just a few minutes' walk from the Synagogue, and in its circumference are our last three picks, the beautiful Vörösmarthy Square and Váci Street, and the Inner City Parish Church half way along it on Ferencik Square.
Budapest, VII. District
Former Jewish ghetto during the Second World War...
Dohany utca, 2
Király Street 13
Series of inter-linked courtyards... read more
Muzeum korut, 14-16
Ferenczy Istvn street 28
Ferenczy Istvan utca/ Magyar utca
Lovely hidden park in the inner city... read more
Vaci utca (from Vörösmarty Square to Vámház Krt.)
Beautiful and unsurprisingly popular pedestrian street... read more
15th of March Square 4
V. Március 15 tér, Pest